art & design books . . .

wonderful art & design books for the * five senses at the new york art at book fair at moma’s ps 1 in queens, this past weekend, november, 5th through 7th. philip aarons, of printed matter, said, “the new york art book fair is the premiere venue to find what’s new in art publishing. while it has spawned the next generation of (art & design) independent book fairs world-wide, it remains the biggest, the best, and by far the most fun.” here are a few images and a few links to people who where at the recent ps 1 venue with their books . . .

printed matter, new york art book fair, press release 2010

printed matter & art book fairs

also, as a general point of departure, you might want to see this short video, commissioned by, popular libros (dot) com, in conjunction with, leere stade moda (dot) com, this conceptually new, innovative device called, “book” . . .
¿conoces el book?

01) see the journal of artists’ books (jab) / epiceter at columbia college, chicago:
jab: journal of artists’ books, chicago, illinois

02) see beautiful, lavishly illustrated, self published work from otto books:
otto books, united kingdom

03) see the most beautiful swiss books:
from more soon (dot) org, the most beautiful swiss books
also from, die schweizerische eidgenossenschaft (presse abteiliung):
small country – beautiful books 2009

04) see the leipzig based, lubok* verlag, (*initially the term “lubok” described popular russian folk art from the 18th & 19th century, inexpensive original graphic art that was sold at bazaars & market places): bookprojects and orignal graphic arts work:
lubok verlag, leipzig, germany

05) see the center for book arts, new york, new york. the center is committed to exploring & cultivating contemporary aesthetic interpretations of the book as an art object while invigorating traditional artistic practices of the art of the book: the center for book arts, new york, new york

06) see cabinet, a nonprofit arts & cultural organization based in brooklyn, new york. cabinet publishes limited edition books, organizes exhibitions as well as producing a quarterly magazine: cabinet magazine, brooklyn, new york

07) see a micro publishing shop, created by writer judy kravis & artist peter morgan called, “road books.” road books is located in inniscarra, county cork, ireland: road books, inniscarra, county cork, ireland

in addition, a generally interesting link about art & design book related things, julia rothman’s website, “book by its cover.” julia rothman is a brooklyn based, pattern designer and illustrator. book by its cover design review: sameness

in closing, two of my favorite art & design book stores on the entire planet:
bookseller’s walther koenig, cologne, germany:
a book about bicycle design by julie lasky, walther könig bookstore

william stout architectural books, san francisco, california:
design books at stout, tapio wirkkala: eye, hand & thought

(not about art & design books, but the schools that produced talent) if you are not familiar with art school (proposition for the 21st century), i would encourage you to take a look at this interesting book, edited by steven henry madoff (art school © 2009 massachusetts institute of technolgy, isbn: 978-0-262-13493-4).

* “only the curious have something to find” nickel creek, this side lyric . . .

posted 12 November 2010

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